2015 was a unique year for myself and film. This was the year I started watching movies I'd never heard of and sometimes didn't think I would even like. Through all of this, I found some incredible films that will stick with me through the rest of my life. Moral of the story: go out and watch films of all kinds and learn.
My top film list of 2015 is going to take on a different feel because of this. The following films are a simple list of the movies that I enjoyed the most in 2015 regardless of their critical acclaim or quality. The goal is for me to share some of my favorite movies of 2015 and hopefully you find a couple new ones you never heard about and will enjoy. (#1 wouldn't change btw)
Keep in mind there are still tons of great films I haven't got around to yet that would probably make this list. Sorry....I'm a busy guy. So no bashing, judging, or joking is allowed. Hope y'all enjoy.
WHY: Brie Larson made me cry four times.
2. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
WHY: George Miller is a magnificent human being. Not only was the film beautifully shot but the film score done by Junkie XL was as incredible.
3. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
WHY: Why not? I might end our friendship if you fight me on this one.
4. THE END OF THE TOUR
WHY: Jason Segal gives an oscar-worthy performance as David Foster Wallace. Talk about Oscar snubs.
5. EX MACHINA
WHY: It made me rethink what it means to be a human (A.I.'s man).
6. THE NIGHT BEFORE
WHY: Hardest I laughed all year (until I saw Deadpool.....)
7. KURT COBAIN: MOTAGE OF HECK
WHY: A gut-punching look into the life and death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Don't watch if you need to do anything for hours afterwards.
8. THE BIG SHORT
WHY: A necessary look into an incredibly complex subject. What made the movie great was that is turned Wall Street into an idea that all of us could understand and relate to.
WHY: Didn't think I was going to enjoy this movie walking into the dramatically overpriced new Camelview (R.I.P. indie Camelview). Strolled out impressed beyond belief. Not sure I've seen a more beautifully shot film all year.
10. THE MARTIAN
WHY: Even though the outcome of the film was never in doubt, Matt Damon was great and it was truly entertaining from start to finish.
Spotlight - Beasts of No Nation - Creed - Sicario - Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl
5 movies I've yet to see
1 - Steve Jobs (would probably have made my list)
2 - The Hateful Eight
3 - The Revenant (same)
4 - Brooklyn
5 - 45 Years